Ram Nath Kovind will be the NDA's candidate for the next President of India. The BJP's parliamentary board which met earlier today decided that Kovind who is the Bihar Governor will be the candidate. This was announced by BJP's national president Amit Shah.
Kovind will file his nomination on June 23. The board meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A team of four had been formed to propose the name of the candidate. Sources tell OneIndia that it would be a BJP man or woman and they are not looking for a consensus candidate.
The meeting was attended by the BJP's national president, Amit Shah, Union Ministers Venkaiah Naidu, Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley and Nitin Gadkari, among others.